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Don't forget the moment

Peeking over Papa Herman's bridge during her 18 month shoot
Things I don't want to forget about Kenlee right now:

• She is learning new words every day. We stopped counting at 50. She pretty much repeats anything you ask her to, and she'll use simple sentences like "I get you!" "I funny" and "Up, please!"

• She asks me for snuggles several times a day, and will bury her head in my shoulder and curl up tight, usually requesting a blanket to be wrapped around her. My heart melts every time, even though the word snuggle usually sounds like a cross between soccer and taco.

• She is obsessed all things Disney Junior. Part of me wishes she wasn't so into television at this age, but part of me can't stop laughing when she names all the characters from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse as they appear on screen in the opening song.... but yet she won't say Grandma. Oops!

• "Dancing" usually consists of her spinning in circles until she's dizzy and stumbling like a drunk person. I assure you it's adorable.

• Mommy and daddy's coffee mugs have been a favorite "toy" of hers for a while, so last week I bought a sippy cup that looks like a travel mug. She loves to drink her milk from it because it's her very own "coffee."

• While she still likes to be read to, she's also learning to "read" herself. I often catch her sitting in the living room flipping through pages and babbling while pointing at the pictures. She even will take her farm animal books and point out all the animals and what sounds they make on her own. In the car, I can hand her a book and she will happily look through it for most of the trip.

• She definitely has become a "mommy's girl." I can't seem to leave the room for more than a minute without her following me or clinging to my side. I feel conflicted sometimes, wanting my personal space back, but overall it's just nice to be needed.


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